CERTIFICATION MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS

CCDP and CCDP CANDIDACY MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS

The CCDP designation is a mark of professional excellence. It symbolizes the practitioner's commitment to ongoing professional development and the continuous advancement of the career development field.

To maintain their designation and title, both CCDP and CCDP Candidates must:

  • Maintain continuous Professional Membership with BCCDA
  • Complete and document professional activities worth 25 credits per year
  • Ensure that each professional development activity claimed addresses at least one Core Competency and one area of Specialization from the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners
  • Supporting Documents: Please retain verification documents for all continuing education activities claimed for one year after submission as they may be required for randomized audits

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES;

  1. ONLINE - Sign up to your Membership Portal, click on professional activities section from your menu, either choose the activity from the existing list, or submit a new activity. For each activity, indicate at least one core competency and one area of specialization that it addresses. Please see the list below.
  2. BY EMAIL - Download Annual Maintenance Log, and submit it to admin@bccda.org. For each activity, indicate at least one core competency and one area of specialization that it addresses. Please see the list below.

CORE COMPETENCIES

C1 - Professional Behavior

C2 - Interpersonal Competence

C3 - Career Development Knowledge

C4 - Needs Assessment and Referral

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

S1 - Assessment

S2 - Facilitated/Individual Group Learning

S3 - Career Counselling (counselling understood as advising, not clinical counselling)

S4 - Information/Resource Management

S5 - Work Development

S6 - Community Capacity Building